The worse thing to do when trying to refine a product, despite its nature, is to ignore the need for testing and rely on guess work under the pretense of scarcity of resources, time limitation, lack of knowledge or whatever your excuse might be.
Regardless that many think of usability testing as hill climbing, instead of seeing it as a solution, because there is much unknown, and they may lack experience.
The bottom line is that the data you can attain through usability studies is unmatched. Usability testing uncovers issues, alludes to possibilities, and provides a roadmap for immediate necessary …Read More
Did you know that 80% of new leads never translate into sales and companies that excel at lead nurturing generate 50% more sales ready leads at a 33% lower cost. More than 35% of B2B marketers surveyed have established a lead nurturing strategy. Check out our infographic on “The importance of lead nurturing” for latest lead nurturing statistics and trends.Read More
Growth rates for the Software as a Service business model are inspiring high.
You can just check the astounding Dropbox 3900% growth over 15 months, reaching over $1 billion in annual revenue run rate in 2017. Or Slack’s 63% paid seat growth in 5.5 months. Or Zendesk’s dollar-based net expansion rate of 115% during the fourth quarter of 2016. But SaaS companies need to grow at these impressive rates.
Unlike companies in other industries, which would happily welcome a 20% annual growth, a software company growing at 20% annually has a 92% chance of extinction within a few years.
To …Read More
What Is Heuristic Evaluation?
The word heuristic refers to a rule of thumb adopted based on an experience or common knowledge. Ultimately, an heuristic evaluation is based on a set of rules that represents the best practices a website should include.
As a usability method, heuristic evaluation detects usability problems within a website and helps in creating educated changes to site improvement. It is a valuable technique in the sense that it gives a quick feedback and it is extremely cost effective.
About 20 years ago, when Jakob Nielsen first introduced this method, conducting a heuristic evaluation was mainly a …Read More
For the love of landing pages, let’s turn them into high-converting machines for our websites.
Who wouldn’t love landing pages? Helpful to visitors and great allies to companies, landing pages drive targeted traffic to your website, bringing in qualified prospects in search for the solutions you and your company offer.
A website can increase leads in 55% by increasing the number of landing pages from 10 to 15. However, generating leads is still the top marketing challenge. The median conversion rate among different industries for lead generation pages falls between 2.6% and 6%. So, there is still room for improvement.Read More
There is no such a thing as a perfect website.
No designer, developer, or marketer can alone spot the entire range of problems on a website.
Why? One direct reason is that only real users can identify some of these problems.
The market nowadays is a fierce battlefield, as everyone is striving to provide the best they can for their users. At the frontline, marketers need techniques to better understand websites’ visitors and customers.
There are many articles that tackle usability testing and its benefits. But most of these articles deal with usability as a broad and theoretical term. …Read More
Technology and connectivity are rapidly changing. In an aggressively commoditized economy, businesses need to break out of commoditization to a more experience-based offering, if they want to succeed and outshine competitors.
Many giants in the industry are recognizing this need, so they are trying to provide everlasting experiences for customers through omni-channel touchpoints.
Online retailers have the challenge of turning the quite mundane experience of online shopping into a unique experience.
Of course, on the website itself, distinguishing the experience from other online retailers is challenging enough. Most of the distinction happens at purchase, receipt of the product, …Read More
“Why do I need to learn about statistics in order to run an A/B testing?” You may be inclined to wonder, especially considering that the testing engine supplies you with data to make a judgement on the statistical significance of the test, correct?
As a matter of fact, you have plenty of reasons to learn statistics.
If you’re conducting A/B tests, you need to understand some basics about statistics to validate your tests and their results.
Nobody wants to spend time, money and effort on something that will turn out useless at the end. To use A/B testing efficiently and effectively, …Read More
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